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11.06.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The Ft. Hood shooter ending up being alive was a shocking development, but Sean Hannity on Fox News read the bulletin like he was reading his grocery list.
  • On 287 yesterday afternoon, I saw three big military vehicles pulled off to the side of the road with about 12 soldiers out of the vehicles -- some on cell phones. I'm sure they had heard about the shooting and were trying to get info.
  • You knew the Redneck Panic Meter would go off the chart once it was learned that the shooter's name didn't sound 'merican.
  • The shooter's family says that he had been hurt by being called a "camel jockey" by fellow soldiers.
  • Killeen now has two huge mass killings on the list of America's worst. (Although I couldn't find the list.) The other was the killing of 23 people at a Luby's in 1991.
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano, the consultant to Fox News, is either reckless with the truth or an idiot. He said this morning that Texas law requires "planning" and "premeditation" on the part of a defendant before he can be sentenced to death for capital murder. That's simply wrong.
  • This tragedy will add to the Texas I-35 Trail of Tears list: Dallas (JFK assassination) to Waco (Branch Davidians) to Killeen (the Luby's mass murder/Ft. Hood) to Jarrell (tornado) to Austin (the UT Tower shooting) to San Antonio (the Alamo.)
  • The Fox 4 morning weather guy says the temperature gauge in Decatur is messed up (reading too high) and he's going to start ignoring it until it gets fixed.
  • Weird pet peeve: Someone saying something so outrageous that it is obviously a joke but then feeling the need to follow it up with "just kidding."
  • Crazy Texas Tech coach Mike Leach made a cameo on Friday Night Lights. Pretty funny.
  • Just announced this morning: The unemployment rate has now reached 10.2% Somehow that is going to be Obama's fault.
  • Those apartments in Decatur on College Street that burned earlier this year? They are actually rebuilding them instead of tearing the structure down and starting over.
  • Think I'm the only one that thinks baseball is a beating? Out of 56 TV markets, DFW ranked 53rd in viewership of the World Series.

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks OK for a Bunny, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Over time, every string of cities along an interstate is a "trail of tears". Is I-10 a trail of tears because of Ike? Or Katrina? Hundreds more people have been killed by beer drinkers along I-35 in that period of time than by all those events combined.

Anonymous said...

"The shooter's family says that he had been hurt by being called a "camel jockey" by fellow soldiers.".....The family is doing damage control for the heinous actions their nutcase relative.

Anonymous said...

totally redeemed for the last couple days pics....very nice.. 8.5

Anonymous said...

7.25

Anonymous said...

I think Mike Leach must smell like a bad cocktail, that kind you get when you pour out the bar splash dribble at 2 a.m..

Football guru

Anonymous said...

Yes it will be Obama's fault. He should take the responsibility of the good with the bad just like the past Presidents. The ones in the past didn't get a free pass b/c they weren't actually responsible and neither should he.

Danny Boy said...

That is because we have the Texas Rangers to watch!! We are so beaten by watching losing baseball that even this years run didn't help. By the time September rolls around, no one even knows baseball exists.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know bleeding heart lawyers watched so much Fox News.

wordkyle said...

With Obama himself frequently measuring his effectiveness on unemployment (using the imaginative metric "jobs created or saved,") which is it to be -- his number or not his number? Exactly when does Obama become President?

(Actually, this increase in unemployment was predicted.)

Anonymous said...

Re: just kidding. What might be obvious to you isn't always obvious to everyone, especially if the outrageous thing is said on the internet. The comments on your own blog are a testament to that fact.

Anonymous said...

Poor guy was called a camel jockey. So we can all go kill people when we are called names too? I think Barry doesn't believe that to be a valid excuse, but, as a lawyer, likes to dig for reasonable doubt and I'm not going to give it to him.

Of course people will blame Obama. They blamed Bush and every other President that I can remember for things that were not directly their fault. But I don't think Mr. Obama's policies are going to help the situation.

Anonymous said...

That "necessary stimulus" that Obama ran his head about bought him responsibility for the ridiculous unemployment rate, particularly after his stupid tele prompter statements about it not going over 8%. By now we have realized that his handlers are idiots as well.

Anonymous said...

all of our troops should be put through special sensitivity training so they don't hurt anyone's little feelings especially another soilder. people better start paying attention to what our cuntry has become..!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but when does O actually become president..?

mzchief said...

Obama and the other Democrats are indeed responsible for the current U.S. unemployment rate.

1. Obama was a senator in the Democrat controlled U.S. Senate for the last 2 years of the Bush Administration. Incidentally, the U.S. House Representatives was also controlled by Democrats and run by Nutzo Nancy Pelosi the last 2 years of the Bush Administration. (Keep in mind, the POTUS can only suggest it is Congress that acts and passes laws.

2. Obama and the Democrat controlled Congress passed raising the minimum wage during a weakening economy. (Any successful business person will tell you that CUTTING costs/expenditures during a downturn is how to survive lean times.)

3. Obama voted "yes" for TARP.

4. Obama pushed for and signed the "Stimulus Package" passed by the Democrat controlled Congress. Obama assured the U.S. that the "Stimulus" would keep U.S. unemployment below 8%

5. Obama and the Democrat's insistence of passing ObamaCare that will surely raise taxes, tax small business and increase unemployment adds to the current increase in unemployment.

6. Obama's mishandling of numerous foreign policy situations, dithering about Afghanistan and failure to honour countless campaign promises adds to the uneasiness of ALL Americans and further weakens the U.S. economy. Obama took 4 months to get a dog and only did so because Ted Kennedy gave him a dog.

YES! 10.2% unemployment is the fault of Obama and the Democrat controlled Congress.

Anonymous said...

now we must search all troops every time they come onto the post and move from building to building.

Anonymous said...

why do you watch Hannity so much, you mention him at least every few days ?

Anonymous said...

"Just announced this morning: The unemployment rate has now reached 10.2% Somehow that is going to be Obama's fault."

You Obamaniacs just don't get it. Obama ran his campaign on the promise that he will create new jobs. He implemented a stimulus package to create new jobs.

Where are the new jobs?

Anonymous said...

Today's pic:

Push em' out, push em' out...WAY out!

Hey Barry, that should look really good in the front pew of First Baptist Church Bridgeport.

The minister will drop his hymnal.

:-)

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to tell Obama that he was elected President, his speeches sound like campaign speak

Anonymous said...

Kinda funny Barry, you would blame W for the economy that he inherited from Clinton but now you want to switch since your favorite moron is in office. He promised to fix everything, was given billions to do it, and what do we have now? It's only worse!!! He has fixed nothing, stirred up everything, and done nothing! I guess that's W's fault as well.

Anonymous said...

Heard on the news this morning that the last time unemployment was this high was in 1983. I think some guy by the name of Reagan had been president for about 3 years.

Anonymous said...

mzchief you ignorant slu#, nothing you stated has much of anything to do with why unempl rate is where its at. this is all the fault of the high cost of bush's unfounded war and wall street's greed and it will take all of our lifetimes to shake it off; obama or any president in his place wouldn't stand a chance fixing this mess in 1 term let alone 1 year

chupacabra said...

Is MZ the smartest AND hottest woman in the world?

My guess is yes.

Anonymous said...

The unemployment rate's a joke. I maintain that jobs are out there. Those who don't have one just don't want one. Check the classifieds, people....there are listings. Or maybe some consider themselves overqualified???? or perhaps just too damn lazy.

hope TV tonight is back to the normal programming....tired head from repeated drivel I just don't care about!

Jack Daniels said...

Watching baseball is a beating? What the hell do you watch; "Dancing with the Stars" or "Hung"? You probably just watch Oxygen or Lifetime channels.

Anonymous said...

9:32 another clueless voice. You have no idea how bad it really is. I know many educated and experienced professionals out of work and not getting interviews, reaching down to jobs under their abilities just to be blown off as overqualified. The want ads are scarce for decent jobs and even if you find a match for your skills and apply but don't know someone inside the company you'll be lucky to even get a rejection letter. Many jobs are going overseas and will never be reposted and most companies simply plan to grow with less payroll and make it more stressful for those with jobs. Go watch TV so I don't have to hear your unqualified drivel here

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:16...
Thank you for mentioning Ronald Reagan. When RR became POTUS he "inherited" an economy that had been suffering, for more than a decade, stagnation and unprecedented inflation, known as stagflation. When RR was elected he inherited an unemployment rate of 10.7% which even a Loony Leftist Liberal has to admit is higher than 10.2% which means RR's Reaganomics of lower taxes and less government was working to lower unemployment and increase economic growth. However, Democrats, Obama and his Czars are doing the opposite by INCREASING TAXES and creating a BIGGER government and all the while, unemployment GROWS.

Trickle Down Economics does work and did pave the way for the greatest economic growth in the U.S. since the end of WWII. Allow business owners and the wealthy to keep their own money and they do pass it around in the form of jobs and spending. Give a dollar to the government and there is no way the government can put a dollar back into the economy just for the simple fact it costs money to move money.

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To anonymous 9:22...
Thank you for reminding me of point #7

7. Obama has TRIPLED the deficit in less than a year resulting in the U.S. borrowing more money from China resulting in the U.S. dollar dropping by approximately 20% since Obama started spending like a madman. Yes! Obama has pissed off more money in one year than Bush ever pissed off in a year attempting to keep U.S. civilians safe by fighting two wars sanctioned and approved by DEMOCRATS. Obama and Pelosi have assured the public that is NOTHING and will further increase the U.S. budget. The promise of a bigger budget deficit does indeed add to the instability of the U.S. economy.

Incidentally 9:22...If you have a problem with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan you might want to take it up with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Bill & Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and several other high ranking DEMOCRATS. Here is a video of all of the aforementioned DEMOCRATS supporting the war in Iraq.

Prior to making moronic ad hominem attacks you might want to get a few FACTS and listen to someone other than the biased loons on NBC and the Daily Kos.

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To Chupacabra...
Thank you.

Candance said...

Hold the phone. You have "Friday Night Lights" already?

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:57. In the Mess classifieds alone there are 8-10 jobs available. Tell your friends who are so overqualified they need cooks, child care attendants, drivers, etc. Bet they're too "overqualified" for those jobs, huh?

wordkyle said...

922 - If one's house is on fire, one doesn't expect the fire department to pour gasoline on the flames. "Fixing" the mess isn't even an issue; Obama (and the Democrat Congress, let's not forget them) is actively making things worse. The war increased the deficit? How about we add a couple of trillion dollars in debt on top of it? Unemployment too high? Let's add uncertainty to the business environment so that businesses postpone or cancel expansion plans. Don't like how Afghanistan is going? Good news: after a "careful policy review," there's a "comprehensive new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan" that Obama announced -- in March.

Fix it? It will take a decade to fix the fixing. (Fortunately, we can start in 2010.)

Anonymous said...

Barry, a question:

Since the shooting occurred on a federal reservation (Fort Hood) and was apparently committed by an active duty soldier (the soon-to-be deployed major) on other soldiers, am I wrong in assuming that the case will be pursued through the military justice system? Is there any situation where crime committed on a federal military installation is handed off to civil authorities as a matter of course?

Just curious, since military justice is a different animal than a local Judge Judy type.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Can we not talk about somethin I like,like Banjo's?

Denney Crane said...

Why should people get a job when Congress just approved extending unemployment benefits to 99 weeks for those in the "right states"?

Anonymous said...

mzchief don't talk about dems supporting the war, they didn't want this outright, they were squeezed by bush and his war/oil mongers to fear another 9/11 and fear saddam and support the war for yet more fear of being labeled unamerican and unpatriotic and voted out. you've lost sight of who the real instigator was. also, go back to when TARP was first created (Paulsen under Bush). Goldman Sachs' pawn Paulsen should be hung for treason, can't really blame Bush because he, in his typical ignorant state of mind, had no idea what a CDS was.

Anonymous said...

10.2% Unemployment rate -- Who else can you pin it on except for King Obama and his 1,000 Czars!?!?

Anonymous said...

Too bad the extension doesn't include Texas jobless because Texas is not (yet) under 8.5%.

Do lawyers ever see slow times? Not hating, just curious

Anonymous said...

10:05 duh! yes, they are. they didn't go to engineering school to drive a truck for slightly better than minimum wage and even to do that you have to go out and get a CDL cert. Maybe that sort of lifestyle downgrade and retrain is a suitable solution to the unemployment situation to you, but i'll pass.

Anonymous said...

I think pic may be from the Playboy Club high atop the Palms in Vegas. Me and Francine had several drinks and watched the young ladies dance on the table with sparklers. Festive? You bet, and it wasn't even a holiday!

Football guru

Anonymous said...

10:05, thank goodness there's only 8-10 people in the county that need jobs!

not 9:57

Anonymous said...

hey, just sayin' don't cry that there are no jobs when the classifieds are proof that there are some. Isn't any job, regardless how menial, better than unemployment, where I have to pay for YOU to sit on your *** and do nothing. I think not...

Anonymous said...

That's why they call it Kill-town.

RPM said...

Candace, FNL season 4 is available onlineand on DirecTv ch.101.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:51...
Perhaps, you would well served to WATCH the VIDEO and make special note of the dates the Democrats are decrying Iraq and Saddam Hussein is a threat to the World and U.S.

1998 - Medeleine Albright, Sec. of State - Clinton Admin. claimed that Iraq's use of weapons of mass destruction against the U.S. is the greatest security threat and a threat against which the U.S. must stand firm.

1998 - Bill Clinton while POTUS claimed the U.S. could not continue with an ambiguous third route will Iraq continued to develop WMDs.

1998 - Howard Dean, DNC Chairman and Former Governor (D-VT) had no problem declaring that Iran and Iraq were "International Outlaws" about which something must be done.

1998 - Sandy Berger, National Security Adviser, Clinton Admin declared that Hussein would rebuild his arsenal of WMDs and that Hussein would use WMDs.

Keep in mind those statements were made PRIOR to 9/11.

No one forced/coerced, then Rep. (D-CA), Nancy Pelosi, in 2002, to declare on "Meet The Press" that "Saddam Hussein certainly has chemical and biological weapons, there's no question about that."

2002 - Jay Rockefeller freely made the statement on the Senate Floor: "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will have them within the next 5 years." He further warns that; "We have always underestimated the progress Saddam Hussein has been able to make in the development of weapon of mass destruction."

There is more and I do mean MUCH more. Watch the video before you shoot off your mouth. Stop eating the BS being fed by the likes of MSNBC, CNN and the Daily Kos and there is a chance you will LEARN a few FACTS.

Incidentally, claiming the Democrats were dumb enough to be duped by Bush and his Clueless Crew is not a very good defense and makes the argument that the Democrats are DUMBER than "W".

Anonymous said...

To the doofus who continues to rant about the abundance of jobs listed in the paper. If you are overqualified, you can apply all you want and you won't even get a call. This happened to me before the recent unemployment increase. I placed applications with numerous job openings in Wise County and only got one interview for a 7 dollar an hour job. They didn't hire me, they hired some kid. I begged to get a 7 dollar an hour job with another company and did a great job for them, but they would never give me a raise. I finally found a job in the oil and gas industry that I was qualified for which paid more than two times that measly amount. They hired me. The point is that if you have experience and college, you won't get hired for most of the jobs listed in the mess.

Anonymous said...

10:51, That had to have hurt. Mzchief just shot you down like a messerschmidt.

Anonymous said...

He was a MAJOR in the army. Anyone that knows the ranks in the military would know that you do not insult a major or call him names. It is called UCMJ

Anonymous said...

I feel so reassured that our leaders immediately knew this was not the work of terrorist!

I wonder if anyone was a bit worried when an armed loon started shooting.
It must have been terrifying.

Wait! does that make it the work of a terrorist.

Now I am confused.

Change is needed but this country does not have the intestinal fortitude to do what is necessary.

Rick

Anonymous said...

MzC,

Great job. I am glad you posted the facts.

I get so tired of hearing liberal BS that has no basis in fact.

You are my hero.

Anonymous said...

You're cool, Barry.























Just kidding.

Denney Crane said...

I feel so much safer knowing that 2 devout Muslims have been appointed to prominent positions in the Department of Homeland Security. Arif Alikhan & Kareem Shora

Anonymous said...

If you never tell an employer what you're qualified for they can never not hire you cuz you're over qualified.

People who use I'm over qualified use that as an excuse instead of really admitting they're lazy and would rather stay home and watch TV and eat Cheetos all day collecting State assistance.

This is a common Modus Operandi of Fatso's.

Anonymous said...

When's the last time they had a hanging at Leavenworth?

Jack Daniels said...

10:51 Man, Mzc zapped your uninformed ass, didn't she hoss?
Don't mess with a well informed limey---they will pop you every time.

Anonymous said...

Wow! "MzCrap" We did not know you had a doctorate in economics and goverment!! What "Faux" news affiliate do you work for?

chupacabra said...

PS- yes, somebody beat me to it but, that Jack O Lantern is a major in the USA- being called a "Camel Jockey" etc? Did not happen.

Anonymous said...

How many Japanese Majors in the US army shot up a room full of soldiers in WWII?

Well, none. We weren't too politically correct back then. I think we just didn't give them a chance.

Now we are all "nice" and full of "compassion". That seems to be a euphemism for stupid.

We are not at war with Islam. Really? They are at war with us. A huge percentage of them use Death To America as a national anthem. 90% of them cheered on 9/11. All of them wish mass murder on our ally Israel.

Round 'em up and ship them the hell out of here postehaste. They can hate us long distance. Then at least there will be a lot of jobs available running convenience stores.

Anonymous said...

I believe this was an act of terrorism, the shooter was chanting Alla is great and praise Alla throughout his spree. And the type of firearms he chose to use proves to me that he had a pre-meditated plan to kill a lot of people..he should be put to death, I would love to do it myself "inglorious basterd" style.

Anonymous said...

In 1965 when I was discharged from the army work was hard to find.Unemployment paid thirty seven dollars.I took a job in Dallas for a buck fifty an hour.Went in the hole of course but it was work and and a future reference.I could have sat on my butt and bitched but I did'nt. By the way the dems counted everyone who got a raise last year as a new job,sheesch.DAGO

Anonymous said...

When do you have time to post on your blog? I would think slobbing Obama's knob would prevent updates. (Or is it not a full-time activity?)

mzchief said...
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Anonymous said...

ALL HAIL!!! ALL HAIL!!! Mzchief hath spoken!!!

Kneel servants, kneel before such presence and kisseth thy a$$!

Anonymous said...

wow mz thats explains it...too busy reading, posting lengthy blogs and getting fatter, to have a much needed sexual outlet. figured you for a fox cable news junkie not cnbs. i think erin and the rest of the cnbs cheer squad are hot too but just not hot enough to pollute myself with their bullish bias noise all day like you. i ride a real bike,among many other sporting activities, to exercise while enjoying the real world, you know, the world in those pretty photos the printed page refers to all the time. i despise most all politicians from both major parties but i like to point out when some make horrific unilateral decisions based on lies and find it funny when repubs are challenged they instantly assume its a dem supporter. my fave color is green. i'm not 4:26 but if i'm a stooge too i like to be curly

mzchief said...
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Anonymous said...

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